Lisa Siefert's 2-year-old son, Shane, died in 2011 when he attempted to climb a dresser in his bedroom and it fell on him. Since then, Siefert, of Barrington Hills, has been trying to inform parents about how to prevent similar accidents. More...
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Advocates say straps, anchors to can easily prevent death, injuries every year to young children
March 13, 2013|By Kay Manning, Special to the Tribune
Two years after her son Shane was crushed by a falling dresser in the family's Barrington Hills home, Lisa Siefert drives to her advocacy work on the dangers of tip-overs with his car seat still in place. She can't bring herself to go into the bedroom where the 2-year-old died, but gathers the will to talk about what happened because she didn't know furniture should be anchored and wants to warn others to prevent another tragedy. More...
CPSC recently launched “Anchor It!” – a national public education campaign to prevent furniture and TV tip-overs from killing and seriously injuring children. This is one of the top hidden hazards in the home, and CPSC’s new safety campaign is aimed at reducing the number of deaths and injuries from tipping furniture and TVs. More...